Houdini dog tricks

December 11, 2009 at 2:23 am Leave a comment

Whoever said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, never owned an old dog.  We might be stubborn but we’re not stupid, quite the opposite.  Silly dog tricks for human amusement just don’t interest us anymore.  But teach us a skill that is useful and you’ll see an old dog shine.

My Dad has been teaching me how to open doors.  I’ve been pushing them open with my nose for a long time.  But now, if a door is slightly ajar I can open it from the inside, it’s easy.  Put your nose on the side of the door and step back as you pull the door toward you.  Then flick your head to the side and the door opens!   This is a very useful thing to know.

A cute dog like me needs lots of maintenance so I have my own groomer.  Her name is Susan.  The last time I went to see Susan I got out of my cage.  Susan had already called my Mom to tell her I was ready and that she could come pick me up.  When my Mom arrived to get me Susan told her, “I’m sorry Kobe is still not dry.  I don’t know how this happened.  Somehow he got out of his cage and was outside playing in the mud with the rotties.”

When we got in the truck Mom gave me the stink eye.  She said, “Kobe, you’d better watch it.  When we move I’m going to need your cooperation.  I don’t want to see any of your Houdini dog tricks.  Got it, Mister.” 

What good is learning a new skill if you can’t put it into practice?

Live long and pawsper,

Kobe

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